Ted Donato

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Ted Donato
Born (1969-04-28) April 28, 1969 (age 45)
Boston, MA, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
New York Islanders
Ottawa Senators
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Dallas Stars
Los Angeles Kings
St. Louis Blues
New York Rangers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 98th overall, 1987
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1991–2004

Edward Paul Donato (born April 28, 1969) is a retired American ice hockey player who played in the NHL. Since he retired from professional hockey as a player in 2004, he has served as the head coach for the Harvard University hockey team.[1] Donato's son, Ryan, was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Donato was selected 98th overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. He played hockey at his high school, Catholic Memorial, before moving on to play college hockey at Harvard University and then moving to the NHL for the 1991–92 season. He played 796 career NHL games, scoring 150 goals and 197 assists for 347 points. During his career, Donato played for the Bruins, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, and New York Rangers.

Donato is the second professional hockey player to appear on the show The Price Is Right (winning his way on-stage and making it to the Showcase Showdown), the first player in the NHL to appear. Forward Christian Larrivée of the Long Beach Ice Dogs in the ECHL appeared, winning over $20,000 in Plinko.

Donato is currently the head coach for the Harvard University hockey team.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1990–91
  • NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1989)
  • NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (1989)

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89 Harvard Crimson ECAC 34 14 37 51 30
1989–90 Harvard Crimson ECAC 16 5 6 11 34
1990–91 Harvard Crimson ECAC 28 19 37 56 26
1991–92 Boston Bruins NHL 10 1 2 3 8 15 3 4 7 4
1992–93 Boston Bruins NHL 82 15 20 35 61 4 0 1 1 0
1993–94 Boston Bruins NHL 84 22 32 54 59 13 4 2 6 10
1994–95 Boston Bruins NHL 47 10 10 20 10 5 0 0 0 4
1994–95 TuTo Turku FNL 14 5 5 10 47
1995–96 Boston Bruins NHL 82 23 26 49 46 5 1 2 3 2
1996–97 Boston Bruins NHL 67 25 26 51 37
1997–98 Boston Bruins NHL 79 16 23 39 54 5 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Boston Bruins NHL 14 1 3 4 4
1998–99 New York Islanders NHL 55 7 11 18 27
1998–99 Ottawa Senators NHL 13 3 2 5 10 1 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Anaheim Mighty Ducks NHL 81 11 19 30 26
2000–01 Dallas Stars NHL 65 8 17 25 26 8 0 1 1 0
2001–02 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Manchester Monarchs AHL 36 18 25 43 19 5 1 3 4 0
2001–02 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 18 8 12 20 14
2002–03 New York Rangers NHL 49 2 1 3 6
2003–04 Boston Bruins NHL 63 6 5 11 18 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Providence Bruins AHL 15 3 9 12 24
NHL totals 796 150 197 347 396 58 8 10 18 22
NCAA totals 78 38 80 118 90 58 8 10 18 22
AHL totals 70 29 46 75 54 5 1 3 4 0

Coaching statistics[edit]

    Regular season
Year Team League GP W L T Win %
2004–05 Harvard University ECAC 34 21 10 3 0.662
2005–06 Harvard University ECAC 35 21 12 2 0.629
2006–07 Harvard University ECAC 33 14 17 2 0.455
2007–08 Harvard University ECAC 34 17 13 4 0.614
2008–09 Harvard University ECAC 31 9 16 6 0.387
2009–10 Harvard University ECAC 33 9 21 3 0.318
2010–11 Harvard University ECAC 34 12 21 1 0.368
2011–12 Harvard University ECAC 34 13 10 11 0.544
2012–13 Harvard University ECAC 32 10 19 3 0.359
NCAA totals 300 126 139 35 0.478

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ted Donato - Harvard Head Coach". Harvard Crimson. 2012-09-01. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bruce Hoffort
NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
1989
Succeeded by
Chris Tancill